UCalgary peer programs

Sometimes you want to talk to someone with the same experience as you.

Peer Listening

Come visit!

Come virtually visit with a trained student volunteer who is ready to listen and talk with you about your concerns. The peer listener is knowledgeable about on- and off-campus resources that might be suitable for your current experience. Everything you tell them is confidential, unless you're at risk of harming yourself or someone else. Peer listeners are supported by Student Wellness Services.

Peer Listening will run 2 - 4 p.m. on weekdays from January 18 to April 9. Peer listening is a drop-in service, if you encounter a Waiting Room the peer listeners may currently be supporting another student, and will admit you when they are able to talk with you. 

Access Peer Listening

Have questions?

If you have questions about the Peer Listening program with Student Wellness Services, please contact Megan MacKay at megan.mackay@ucalgary.ca.

Please note that our volunteer team is currently full for the 2020-2021 academic year and we are not accepting applications. 

Peer support

University can be difficult but you don't have to manage alone.

Visit a virtual drop-in peer support program where student volunteers can talk to you about issues, tell you about on- and off-campus services, or just spend some time listening to you vent. 

Volunteers are trained in active listening and helping skills. Everything you tell them is confidential, unless you're at risk or harming yourself or someone else. 

Q Centre

The Students’ Union’s Q Centre is a safe, comfortable and inviting space for the LGBTQA+ community at the University of Calgary to come together.

Visit the Q Centre

Faith and Spirituality Centre

The Faith and Spirituality Centre (FSC) seeks to cultivate a pluralistic community by encouraging cultural and religious literacy, community building, and social change as an integral part of the student experience.

Visit the FSC

Women's Resource Centre

The WRC's program supports women in making informed choices by providing information and access to resources.

Visit the WRC

Coffee & Connection

Join us online Thursday mornings for a relaxed conversation with your fellow UCalgary students. A new wellness topic will be explored each week during this hour-long, peer-facilitated session. You’ll have the opportunity to learn from each other and get tips on how to keep your life and studies on track during these challenging times. 

Thursdays from 11:00am - noon. 

January 14: Transitioning to Winter Semester 

January 21: Success

January 28: Sleep

February 4: Self Compassion

February 11: Kindness


Mental health support includes more than one-on-one counselling. Find the right service option for you.

Peer support

Want to talk to someone who gets it? Find a peer support program that fits your schedule. Find peer support options »

Self-help resources

Learn new coping skills and strategies at your own pace. Our online learning options include videos, online mindfulness, and webinars. View self-help resources »


Looking for effective strategies to maintain positive mental health? Register for one of our workshops »


Looking to learn new skills to maintain your well-being? View our group programs to find the right support for you. Find a group program »